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Folio Weekly: One of 29 Most Influential in Jacksonville (2016)

In celebration of its 29th anniversary in 2016, north Florida's top weekly magazine, Folio Weekly picked 29 of the most influential people in Jacksonville. John was named to the list…

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Folio Weekly: Best of Jax Best Lawyer, Best Social Justice Warrior and Righteous Crusader (2017)

The Folio Weekly, Northeast Florida’s popular “alternative news magazine,” annually lets its readers vote and give awards the “Best of Jax,” which recognizes the best in Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Fernandina…

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Emmy: Best Social Issue Documentary for Armor of Light (2017)

The Armor of Light won an Emmy for the Best Social Issue Documentary in 2017. The compelling movie features several stories, including our own John Phillips and his family. It discusses…

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Jacksonville Business Journal: Partner in Philanthropy (2017)

Each year, the Jacksonville Business Journal honors some of those companies who do so much to make a difference. According to the JBJ, "Each of these companies, no matter their…

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Folio Weekly: Best of Jax Best DUI Lawyer (2017)

The Folio Weekly, Northeast Florida’s popular “alternative news magazine,” annually lets its readers vote and give awards the “Best of Jax,” which recognizes the best in Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Fernandina…

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Folio Weekly: Best of Jax Best Family Lawyer (2017)

The Folio Weekly, Northeast Florida’s popular “alternative news magazine,” annually lets its readers vote and give awards the “Best of Jax,” which recognizes the best in Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Fernandina…

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Void Magazine: #1 Lawyer in the 904 (2017)

Void describes itself as, “a free, full-color monthly magazine focused on North Florida’s culture. You’ll find in-depth stories about surf, skate, music, art, fish and other North Florida ways of…

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Jacksonville Magazine: Jacksonville Best Lawyers (2017)

According to Jacksonville Magazine, “Jacksonville Magazine offers readers a way to navigate the myriad of practicing attorneys in the River City. These aren’t just any attorneys, however. In the following…

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LGBTQIA Rainbow Award: Best Lawyer (2017)

The Rainbow Awards JAX is formally known as the LGBT Jacksonville Community Awards began in April 2011. The Rainbow Awards JAX was founding by David Vandygriff a community activist and…

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Folio Weekly: Best of Jax Best Lawyer and Righteous Crusader (2016)

The Folio Weekly, Northeast Florida’s popular “alternative news magazine,” annually lets its readers vote and give awards the “Best of Jax,” which recognizes the best in Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Fernandina…

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904 Magazine: Companies with Heart (2017)

According to 904 Magazine, “Each year through its Companies With Heart Awards, 904 Magazine attempts to recognize some of the noteworthy community-minded actions undertaken by many Northeast Florida businesses. In…

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Attorney at Law Magazine: John Phillips named Attorney of the Month in Southern Georgia (2017)

John M. Phillips was selected as Attorney of the Month in the second issue of Attorney At Law Magazine's South Georgia edition. Read his article below.

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Florida Trend: Legal Elite (2017)

John was recognized for his second time in Florida Trend Magazine as a "Legal Elite." Attorneys recognized as Florida Trend’s “Legal Elite” are selected by vote of their colleagues and represent less…

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Top Verdict Rankings: Top Florida Verdicts of 2016 (2016)

2016 - $913,965 Verdict – Ramos v. Weigmann- Listed as one of the top 100 Verdicts in Florida for 2016 at http://topverdict.com/lists/2016/florida/100.

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Super Lawyer Rising Star: Matt Hunt (2017)

According to their website, “Super Lawyers is a rating service of attorneys from over 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Super…

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Florida Super Lawyer: John Phillips (2017)

According to their website, “Super Lawyers is a rating service of attorneys from over 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Super…

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Attorney at Law Magazine: Matt Hunt named Attorney of the Month (2016)

Matt Hunt was selected as Attorney of the Month in the fourth edition of Attorney At Law Magazine. Read his article here.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Foundation Best Business Participation Trophy (2017)

The Jacksonville Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Foundation gave us an over 6 feet tall trophy for our work with the annual parade. It is beautiful. Some photos from the…

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Attorney at Law Magazine: Reid Hart named Attorney of the Month (2017)

Reid Hart was selected as Attorney of the Month in the fourth edition of Attorney At Law Magazine. Read his article here.

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904 Magazine Faces of the First Coast: Face of Justice (2015)

John was selected by 904 Magazine as one of the "Faces of the First Coast."  He was selected as the "Face of Justice" in 2015.

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Martindale-Hubbell: John & Matt are AV-Preeminent Rated

Martindale-Hubbell is an information services company to the legal profession that was founded in 1868. Martindale-Hubbell Ratings provides reviews of lawyers and law firms for consumers and professionals. Martindale.com contains…

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Attorney at Law Magazine: Reid Hart named Top Attorney under 40 (2016)

Reid Hart was selected as on the the Top 10 Attorneys Under 40 on the First Coast in the fourth edition of Attorney At Law Magazine. Read his article here.…

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Folio Weekly Best of Jax: Best Lawyer (2015)

The Folio Weekly, Northeast Florida’s popular “alternative news magazine,” annually lets its readers vote and give awards the “Best of Jax,” which recognizes the best in Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Fernandina…

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Attorney at Law Magazine: John Phillips named Attorney of the Month (2016)

John was selected as the attorney of the month in the very first edition of Attorney At Law Magazine. Read: A Walk in Someone Else’s Skin

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Super Lawyers (2009-2010, 2013-2015)

According to their website, “Super Lawyers is a rating service of attorneys from over 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Super…

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904 Magazine: Companies with Heart (2014)

According to 904 Magazine, “Each year through its Companies With Heart Awards, 904 Magazine attempts to recognize some of the noteworthy community-minded actions undertaken by many Northeast Florida businesses. In…

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Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum (2015)

John has been invited to join the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts…

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Void Magazine: #1 Lawyer in the 904 (2013, 2014, 2015)

Void describes itself as, “a free, full-color monthly magazine focused on North Florida’s culture. You’ll find in-depth stories about surf, skate, music, art, fish and other North Florida ways of…

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Jacksonville Magazine: Jacksonville Best Lawyers (2014, 2015, 2016)

According to Jacksonville Magazine, “Jacksonville Magazine offers readers a way to navigate the myriad of practicing attorneys in the River City. These aren’t just any attorneys, however. In the following…

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National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyer in Nation (2012-2015)

According to the organization, “The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state in the nation who meet stringent qualifications as…

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Avvo: Rated 10/10 (2011-2017)

Avvo.com is a Question and Answer forum where people can ask legal questions of lawyers, for free. It was launched in 2007. Avvo has developed a ratings scale for lawyers…

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904 Magazine: Top Lawyers in Jacksonville (2012-2015)

904 Magazine teams up with Martindale-Hubbell and other recognized entities to compile their list of local lawyers who have reached the highest levels of ethical standards and professional excellence.  John…

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Folio Weekly Best of Jax: Best Lawyer & Righteous Crusader (2013)

The Folio Weekly, Northeast Florida’s popular “alternative news magazine,” annually lets its readers vote and give awards the “Best of Jax,” which recognizes the best in Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Fernandina…

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Verdict Search: Top Florida Verdicts & Settlements of 2014 (2014)

According to Verdict Search, we had one of the top verdicts in 2014 in the entire state of Florida. We obtained a $2.6 Million dollar jury verdict against Volusia County…

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Folio Weekly Best of Jax: Best Lawyer (2014)

The Folio Weekly, Northeast Florida’s popular “alternative news magazine,” annually lets its readers vote and give awards the “Best of Jax,” which recognizes the best in Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Fernandina…

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National Trial Lawyers: 40 Under 40 (2016)

Reid Hart was named one of the "40 Under 40" criminal defense lawyers in Florida and received this great trophy.

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Folio Weekly Best of Jax: Best Lawyer (2012)

The Folio Weekly, Northeast Florida’s popular “alternative news magazine,” annually lets its readers vote and give awards the “Best of Jax,” which recognizes the best in Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Fernandina…

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Folio Weekly Best of Jax: Best Lawyer (2011)

The Folio Weekly, Northeast Florida’s popular “alternative news magazine,” annually lets its readers vote and give awards the “Best of Jax,” which recognizes the best in Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Fernandina…

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Verdict Search: Top Florida Verdicts & Settlements of 2012 (2012)

According to Verdict Search, we had one of the top verdicts in 2012 in the entire state of Florida. You can download the write-up here. We obtained a $1.1 million…

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Ponte Vedra Recorder: Who’s Who in Law (2012)

The Ponte Vedra Recorder has an annual series where it selects and profiles local lawyers, called “who’s who in law.” John was selected in 2012.

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Jacksonville Boldest Business (2011)

The Law Offices of John Phillips won the title of Boldest Business in 2012 for its Bold innovation of how people interact with lawyers. JAX Boldest sought votes from the…

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Florida Times-Union: Bold City Best Lawyer (2015)

Jacksonville.com and Florida Times-Union readers voted on their City's Bold City Best from July 12-August 2, 2015.  We were selected as best law firm.

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Florida Trend: Legal Elite (2015)

John was recognized for the first time in Florida Trend Magazine as a "Legal Elite." Attorneys recognized as Florida Trend’s “Legal Elite” are selected by vote of their colleagues and…

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Trial Lawyers Board of Regents: Litigator Award (2014)

Awarded by the Trial Lawyers Board of Regents, the 2014 Litigator Awards "represent the highest honors in Trial Law, and justly stand as the nation’s most coveted symbol of “Litigation…

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BOARD CERTIFICATION

John is board certified in civil trial law. Board certified Florida Bar members are the only Florida attorneys allowed to identify themselves as “board certified,” “specialist,” “expert” or to use the letters “B.C.S.” for Board Certified Specialist on business cards or letterhead, in legal directories or in advertising.

Board certification is one of the highest recognitions a lawyer in Florida can receive. The very difficult testing and extensive backgroud peer review to confirm professional conduct is such a high standard that just 7% of our eligible membership has achieved this level of recognition. All board certified attorneys should be extremely proud of their accomplishment.
-Florida Bar President, Gregory Coleman